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Preliminary report on fatal Nashville plane crash released

The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded its preliminary investigation into the plane crash that killed a Windsor man in Nashville.

The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded its preliminary investigation into the plane crash that killed a Windsor man in Nashville.

The NTSB report offers few details that were not previously reported.

The plane, flown by Michael Callan and owned by the Windsor Flying Club, crashed at Nashville International Airport sometime between 2 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 29.

The NTSB confirmed the flight originated at Windsor International Airport and that a visual flight rules flight plan was filed.

It listed the destination airport as Pelee Island Airport.

According to the flying club’s manager, the pilot signed the flying club’s authorization sheet with his destination listed as Pelee Island.

Transportation Canada reported the pilot closed his flight plan about 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. The pilot did not file any additional flight plans and a preliminary review of air traffic control information provided by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed no communication between air traffic control and the pilot.

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